• Short Summary

    River boats rescue marooned sheep during Australian floods.

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    GV. From plane, showing flooded areas. SV. A paddle steamer named 'Success' going along the river. CU. Man at the wheel, believed to be Captain Brick Pollard. LV. Steamer going along the water. SV. Sheep lying dead in the water, pan to show more. SV. Two stranded sheep. One looks like the mother (standing) and the other, younger one, is lying down awaiting rescue. SV. Man picking up live sheep from a piece of ground while the other sits in the boat waiting for him. SCU. Two more sheep lying dead in the water. SV. As man lifts the rescued sheep into the boat, another one is lying in front of the boat, with his head sticking up. LV. Two men in the small boat with the two sheep, one of the men points to some waste ground. SV. More sheep lying dead in the water. SCU. Man lifts the sheep out of the boat, and it runs up onto dry land. LV. Paddle steamer moored by the water's edge. SV. Sheep going up gangplank into the paddle steamer, pan to a pen full of sheep on the boat. LV. Paddle steamer going down river with its rescued cargo. CU. Sheep in the pen as the boat moves along. SV. Sheep being released from the paddle steamer onto dry ground. They run down the gangplank and one in particular starts to jump joyfully.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Not available
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:14:00 / 01:16:14:00

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